Describe your favourite movie IELTS cue card

Describe your favorite movie IELTS cue card

Describe your favorite movie IELTS cue card

IELTS Cue Card Topic

Describe your favorite movie.

You should say
When and where you saw it?
What type of film it was?
What the film was about?
And explain why it is your favourite film?

Sample Answer


Being a busy person, I do not get enough time to watch movies. However, whenever I get an opportunity to watch a film, I grab that.

When and where you saw it?

Five years back, due to torrential rain, I did not go to my office. Since I was free at home, I utilized that day by watching a movie.

What type of film it was?

I watched a motivational movie by the name of “3 idiots”.

What the film was about?

The film is about the struggles of three budding engineers who become roommates in a college hostel. Two of them always have troubles in their lives because of their negative mindset. On the other hand, the third character always handles the conflicts adroitly due to his carefree nature.

The protagonist, who is the third character, changes the mindset of his two roommates and help them to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

And explain why it is your favourite film?

It is my favourite film because it teaches us to think beyond the conventional domain. This film summarises that “Whenever we face adversities in our lives, we just need to say ourselves “All is well“. This small sentence has led to a paradigm shift in my life.

As human beings, we always exaggerate things and circumstances. Likewise, we overdramatize our troubles too.

As per the message conveyed in this movie, instead of feeling tense, we should handle the issues in our life with a positive and optimistic mindset.

Therefore, whenever I feel stressed, I watch this movie. The guidance provided in this film works like a charm for me.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe your favourite movie IELTS cue card”.

1. Do you think (watching) films have (has) any educational benefits?

Although the central focus of all the filmmakers is to entertain the audience, a few films provide educational benefits. For example, from movies, we can learn how to handle conflicts adroitly in our lives. Apart from this, certain films focus on the lives of influential people. By watching such movies, we can find significant inputs related to the lives of such people.

2. In what ways are documentary films and films only for entertainment different?

In documentary films, the primary purpose is to provide the details related to a person or an event. Such films have a targeted audience. In other words, certain people show interest in such movies, whereas most people find it challenging to decipher the content of these movies. On the other hand, entertainment films focus on providing wholesome entertainment to all sections of society. Unlike documentaries, there could be an element of fantasy in entertainment movies.

3. Why do you think documentary films are not so popular?

In this contemporary epoch, fierce competition has become an integral part of people’s lives. Due to this reason, they have tremendous stress. To reduce mental pressure, people watch films, and their central focus behind watching movies is entertainment. After watching a film for two to three hours, they feel enlightened. On the other hand, documentaries provide knowledge, and they do not have flashy songs and dance moves. Due to this reason, a limited audience prefers to watch documentary movies.

4. How are movies and real-life different?

A movie is a product for entertainment and a source of earning for the production team. The filmmakers leave no stone unturned to produce content that entertains the audience and generates revenue. Hence to achieve this aim, the production team generally focuses on fiction. In some cases, movies based on real-life events are made, but the facts are ignored for the sake of entertainment.

5. Do men and women like to watch the same kinds of films?

As far as men are concerned, they prefer to watch movies related to action and suspense. On the other hand, women show more inclination towards romantic films. Hence, there is a significant difference in the choice of movies watched by both men and women.

6. Do different age groups like the same kinds of films?

The choice for watching movies goes for a change with age. Children prefer watching movies with cartoon characters, and adults show an inclination towards romantic and action movies. Whereas, elderly choose to watch religious films.

7. Do you like any particular film star? Why?

My favourite film star is Tom cruise. He always goes beyond the conventional domain to provide entertainment to the audience. The way he has maintained his physique even after attaining middle age inspires me a lot.

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